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Do baths help reduce fever?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A tepid bath, or a comfortably warm bath, does two things: it keeps the child from shivering, which will generate internal heat, and it will allow for evaporation, lowering heat.
Keep the bath from being too hot, but also from being too cold.

In brief: Yes

A tepid bath, or a comfortably warm bath, does two things: it keeps the child from shivering, which will generate internal heat, and it will allow for evaporation, lowering heat.
Keep the bath from being too hot, but also from being too cold.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

A general rule is to use bathwater no more than 10 degrees below normal body temperature.
Baby's heat sensors are on the skin surface & if you chill the whole baby the brain gets the "cold" message and fever can be pushed up. Cold fluids baby drinks have no such effect. Ice should never be used in a bath.

In brief: Yes

A general rule is to use bathwater no more than 10 degrees below normal body temperature.
Baby's heat sensors are on the skin surface & if you chill the whole baby the brain gets the "cold" message and fever can be pushed up. Cold fluids baby drinks have no such effect. Ice should never be used in a bath.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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